December 18, 2020


A flock of chickens from an Orkney farm has been culled in Scotland‘s first confirmed case of bird flu since 2016

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The Scottish government said the remaining birds at the premises on Sanday in Orkney have been humanely culled and a six-mile (10km) temporary control zone has been set up.

A range of different controls are in place in the zone, including restrictions on the movement of poultry, carcasses, eggs, used poultry litter and manure and restrictions on bird gatherings.

Authorities said appropriate restrictions had been imposed on the premises and any identified contact premises to limit spread of the disease, H5N8 Avian Influenza, after birds in a free range laying flock of chickens tested positive. continue reading

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